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GIRL SCOUTS OF NASSAU COUNTY'S OPERATION COOKIE: BRINGING MILITARY TROOPS A TASTE OF HOME

Garden City, NY, February 3, 2012 — The Girl Scouts of Nassau County are asking for your help and support of our military troops overseas. Simply purchase an extra box or case of Girl Scout Cookies with your usual order to be sent as a thank you to the brave men and women who serve our country and protect our freedoms. The extra Cookies will be donated and shipped directly to soldiers as a reminder and taste of home.

“We sincerely thank our community for supporting Operation Cookie in years past and for your continued support again this year,” says Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “A special thank you goes out to DHL, who since 2006, has generously donated their shipping services to us!”

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County needs your help to surpass the 55,000 boxes of Cookies given to military personnel last year. So please add an extra boxes to your order, ask your friends and colleagues to become a Star Spangle Sponsor of a case of Cookies or see if your company will make Operation Cookie a workplace initiative.

For more information about Operation Cookie please visit our website, www.gsnc.org, call 516-741-2550 or contact a Girl Scout in your neighborhood today!

Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develop leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. In order to get girls there, Girl Scouts has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl in a move to rally the nation around the cause of girls' leadership. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit www.gsnc.org.

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